Modular bone implant, tools, and method
Modular bone implants, means of assembly, and their method of use are presented.
System and method for transmitting orthopaedic implant data
A system and method for transmitting implant data includes an orthopaedic implant, a wireless receiver, and a processing circuit electrically coupled to the...
Orthopaedic knee prosthesis having increased axial-rotation
An orthopaedic prosthesis includes a tibial bearing and a femoral component configured to articulate with the tibial bearing. The tibial bearing and the femoral...
Orthopaedic device and procedure to realize such a device
An orthopaedic device (1) for the mobile connection of a first and a second bony segment (4, 5) of an organic device for cooperating with or substituting a...
Apparatus and kit for distraction of tissue surfaces
An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the...
One embodiment of a hollow spinal spacer (10) includes a curved anterior wall (11) having opposite ends (12, 13), a posterior wall (15) having opposite ends...
Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered
configuration during insertion
A push-in interbody spinal fusion implant having an expandable height and having an at least in part frusto-conical shape or a shape of cylinder split along a...
Doughnut-like spinal implant
A doughnut-like lumbosacral or intervertebral implant having an asymmetrical opening surrounded by a series of load bearing sections of distinct curvatures. The...
Devices for disc herniation repair and methods of use
Devices and methods for fixing defects in the anulus fibrosus (vertebral disc) of a patient are described. The devices a mesh patch; first, second, third, and...
Annulus repair systems and techniques
Systems and methods for repairing annulus defects include at least one blocking member positionable in or adjacent to the annulus defect, at least one...
Device for connection between a heart prosthesis and the natural auricles
A device for connection between a heart prosthesis and a person's natural auricles includes a structure for joining to the natural auricles with individual...
Apparatus for applying a compressive load on body tissue
A device for reshaping a cardiac valve (26), which is elongate and has such dimensions as to be insertable into a cardiac vessel (24). The device has two...
Prosthetic cardiac valve formed from pericardium material and methods of
A prosthetic stented heart valve which includes a compressible and expandable stent structure having first and second opposite ends, an expanded outer...
Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an...
Aortic valve stent graft
An implantable endoluminal prosthesis for replacing a damaged aortic valve is provided. In one embodiment, the prosthesis includes a balloon-expandable stent, a...
Textile vascular prosthesis with a coating
Textile vascular prostheses having a coating include an absorbable polymer in the form of a three-armed polyester having terminal hydroxyl groups from hydroxy...
Stented prosthetic heart valves
A surgical sutureless valve that is attached to a stent frame for delivery to a location in a patient using percutaneous implantation devices and methods.
Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion
Endoprosthesis is provided, which includes a plurality of annular elements, each annular element connected to an adjacent annular element at least one...
An expandable stent comprising a proximal end and a distal end in communication with one another, a tubular wall disposed between the proximal end and the...
Medical device delivery system
A system for selectively deploying a medical device includes a cartridge that is engageable with a proximal end of a delivery catheter that is routed to a...
A delivery device for deploying an expandable prosthesis and method of use are described. The delivery device comprises a handle that comprises a trigger....
Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent,
and stent exchange configuration
A pusher assembly for a delivery system for a self-expanding stent (6) which is delivered by proximal withdrawal of a sheath (4) radially surrounding the stent...
Methods and devices for treatment of migraines
Methods for treating a migraine by cooling a patient's nasopharyngeal cavity are described. In one method, a cooling assembly is inserted into a nasal cavity...
Multi-thread bone screw and method
A bone screw comprising a threaded shank including a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, and defining a first threaded section extending from the...
Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener
The fastening system consists of the polyaxial ball and socket joint used in conjunction with a bone screw having threads on one end for use in anchoring to the...
Bone plate assembly provided with screw locking mechanisms
One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a bone plate assembly that includes a bone plate, bone screw(s) received in aperture(s) in the bone...
Deformity correction using neural integrity monitoring
A method is provided for detecting neural interference between a bone anchor and a neural element during or subsequent to the application of force on the bone...
Device for the dynamic fixation of bones
An intermediate element for a detachable, lockable, ball joint-like connection in a device for the dynamic fixation of bones has a longitudinal axis, an outer...
Adjustable bone anchor assembly
A medical implant device has in one embodiment a receiver member for receiving an elongated member, a crown member, an anchor member and a retaining member. An...
Pedicle screw with a closure device
A pedicle screw with a closure device (16) for securing a rod (10) for stabilization of the vertebral column comprises a screw-in part (2), a head part (3)...
Apparatus for retaining vertebrae
An apparatus for use in retaining vertebrae of a spinal column in a desired spatial relationship includes a rod which extends along the spinal column and is...
Spinal prosthesis systems
A spinal prosthesis system includes: an anterior portion having an upper component and a lower component, the upper and lower components capable of relative...
Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
Systems and devices for dynamically stabilizing the spine are provided. The systems include a superior component for attachment to a superior vertebra of a...
Multi-axial transverse rod connector
A multi-axial rod connector for connecting spinal rods is provided. The rod connector includes a poly-axial rod assembly configured to include a lateral...
Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same
A spinal implant for treating lumbar spinal stenosis or as an adjunct to spinal fusion. The implant includes a body portion having an interior cavity. A...
Spinal stabilization systems and methods
A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system...
Minimally invasive spinal fixation guide systems and methods
Methods and devices for implanting spinal fixation implants and devices are provided. In one embodiment, a method for implanting a spinal fixation system is...
Low profile spinal fixation system
A spinal fixation system is provided that, in one form, includes a coupling member having a cam lock member that is fixed against translation therealong as it...
Vascular sealing device with high surface area sealing plug
An internal tissue puncture closure method and apparatus. The method and apparatus provide a folded sealing plug that provides more surface area than...
Device for inserting an anchoring element and a suture thread into a bone
A device serves to insert an anchoring element and a suture thread into a bone to attach a tendon or a ligament without drilling a hole into the bone. The...
Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures
An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue communicating with a blood vessel includes a bioabsorbable plug member coupled to the distal end of a carrier...
Embolic protection device having expandable trap
An embolic protection device for use in medical, veterinary, non-medical or industrial applications where removal of an obstruction from a small diameter vessel...
Device and method for treatment of a vascular defect
A device for the occlusion of a vascular defect includes a first sheet and a second sheet which may be formed from a material which is the same as or different...
Devices and methods for preventing distal embolization using flow reversal
in arteries having collateral blood flow
The invention provides a medical device having a catheter and one or more expandable constricting/occluding members. The catheter is adapted for use with...
Catheter with a polyimide distal tip
A catheter having an elongated shaft which has a multilayered distal tip with a first layer formed of a polyimide first material and a second layer formed of a...
Multiple-pouch intragastric balloons, surgical device for expanding said
balloon and method for making same
The invention relates to an expandable intra-gastric balloon (1) for treating obesity, the balloon being for implanting in the stomach in order to reduce its...
Muscle saving device and method
A method, kit, and system to separate muscle fiber prior to threading pedicle screws. The kit and system include at least one dilator that is sized and shaped...
Device, system and method for interstitial transvascular intervention
Devices, systems and methods for transvascular interstitial interventions, including transvascular, catheter based vascular bypass, transmyocardial...
Pedicle dart system
Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) as a surgical approach is increasingly utilized because of the advantages it offers over conventional spine surgery. The...
Apparatus and method for making a circular incision
An apparatus is described for making a circular incision in a surface. The apparatus includes a handle and an elongated blade assembly extending from the...